Extron® Introduces the Extender Family

VGA-UXGA Line Drivers with Active Audio Buffering

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Director of Product Marketing
  • Extron
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (April 23, 2001) - Extron introduces the Extender product line of one input, one buffered output VGA/XGA/UXGA line drivers with audio. The Extender family is comprised of four models: Extender WM, Extender AAP, Extender WM AAP, and Extender MK. Each model sends a high resolution computer-video signal up to 250 feet (76.2 m). Active audio buffering converts unbalanced audio to balanced audio. The Extender's output is made through BNC connectors on a three inch (7.6 cm) pigtail for simple and versatile connections, so each Extender can fit its BNC, audio, and power connection cables into one of several small mounting options. Each Extender provides 320 MHz (-3dB) RGB video bandwidth plus amplification and peaking/gain, which allows the VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, or UXGA video signal to be run long distances and produces a brighter and sharper image than normally possible. The Extender also restores low level sync voltages found on many laptops (as low as two volts) to normal TTL levels. This allows a laptop to function with display devices and cable types it normally wouldn't work with. The Extender WM version can be wall-mounted in a one-gang box and fits flush into a wall, podium, or table. The Extender AAP can be installed as an Architectural Adapter Plate (AAP). The Extender WM AAP provides additional openings for four of Extron's optional, single-space AAPs. Over 100 Architectural Adapter Plates offer various audio and video pass-through connectors for additional signal connections. For discreet architectural integration, the faceplate is available in three colors: grey, black, or white (the Extender MK includes two faceplates, black and white); and it may be easily replaced by a custom faceplate. Video input is accepted on a 15-pin HD female connector, and video is output on five female BNCs. Audio interfacing allows PC audio to be converted to balanced line level stereo audio. Balanced audio eliminates noise usually associated with unbalanced audio when distributed over long cable runs. Audio input is accepted on a 3.5 mm female audio jack. Balanced or unbalanced audio is output on an easy-to-use retaining screw connector. Each Extender accepts 9-24VDC on a convenient retaining screw connector. Each Extender, except for the Extender MK, is available in two versions: USA/domestic and world. Each USA/domestic version includes a 100-240VAC, external power supply, while each world version includes a 100-240VAC, external power supply. The Extender MK is available only in a world version. MOUNTING CONFIGURATIONS Extender WM
The Extender WM can be wall-mounted in a one-gang box and fits flush into a wall, podium, or table. Extender AAP
The Extender AAP is a stand-alone, double-space Architectural Adapter Plate (AAP). The Extender AAP fits into single-gang AAP spaces of Extron's architectural interfaces or distribution amplifiers with AAP openings. Extender WM AAP
The Extender WM AAP is like the Extender WM, but has openings for four of Extron's optional, single-space Architectural Adapter Plates (AAPs), which are used for signal pass-through connections. The Extender WM AAP can be wall-mounted in a three-gang box and fits flush into a wall, podium, or table. Extender MK
For convenient and easy installation, the small Extender MK fits flush within an electrical knock-out switch box (also known as an MK box), a box frequently used in the United Kingdom and Asia. For pricing and part numbers, please call an Extron Customer Support Representative at: 800.633.9876 (Extron USA); +800.EXTRON.S³ (Extron Europe); or +65.383.4400 (Extron Asia).

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